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Frequent visits to green space linked to lower use of certain prescription meds

Written by | 19 Jan 2023

Frequent visits to urban green spaces, such as parks and community gardens in Finland, rather than the amount, or views of them from home, may be linked to […]

UK government media releases risk flouting regs on promotion of prescription only meds

Written by | 30 Sep 2022

Recent media releases/statements on new prescription medicines (POMs) issued by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and its executive NHS agencies, risks flouting the strict regulations […]

New study finds doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during nightshifts than during the day

Written by | 5 Jul 2022

Pain management is one of the biggest challenges of the modern healthcare system.  Almost 60% of US adults report having experienced pain in the past three months and […]

Dinitrophenol, nitrous oxide and the PHTA

Written by | 23 May 2022

Professor Gino Martini was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA) at Birmingham University. Previously he was Chief Scientist at the Royal […]

Opportunities for pharmacists

Written by | 22 May 2022

Experiences during the coronavirus pandemic have shown the real value of community pharmacy. Moreover, pharmacy can be seen as a ‘passport qualification’ that provides opportunities for pharmacists in […]

The Precision Health Technologies Accelerator

Written by | 21 May 2022

The Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Birmingham, will bring together innovators and entrepreneurs in life sciences and connect them with clinical […]

Taking action on nitrous oxide

Written by | 20 May 2022

Nitrous oxide has legitimate uses in the food industry and this makes its misuse difficult to combat, but proper checks at the time of purchase could reduce the […]

Nitrous oxide – spotting the problem

Written by | 19 May 2022

Nitrous oxide abuse appears to be widespread but it is far from harmless and prolonged use can lead to paralysis. Pharmacists need to raise awareness of the potentially […]

Dinitrophenol (DNP) misuse

Written by | 18 May 2022

Professor Gino Martini was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA) at Birmingham University. Previously he was Chief Scientist at the Royal […]

Alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to older and Black patients, finds US study

Written by | 22 Apr 2022

Almost three-quarters of antibiotics prescriptions to patients aged 65 years or older, and two thirds to Black patients, are inappropriate, according to a study analysing over 7 billion […]

Pharmacy researchers receive patent for chemical probe

Written by | 4 Apr 2022

Many brain diseases and disorders lead to neuroinflammation, a swelling of brain tissue that is increasingly recognized as one of the telltale signs and disease progression factors of […]

Addressing healthcare needs of transgender adults: Qualitative study finds three main barriers to receiving primary care in a supportive environment

Written by | 9 Mar 2022

Transgender individuals are less likely to have had a primary care visit in the last year than cisgender individuals despite having more chronic conditions. A study from Regenstrief […]

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